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Monday, March 7, 2016

Engineers and Earthquake Structures

Today we began an engineering design task where students are creating a two-story structure out of marshmallows and toothpicks to test on an earthquake table.  In their designs, they must include a square and a triangle shape.  They are only allowed to use thirty toothpicks and thirty marshmallows today.  Tomorrow we will redesign based on what we learned today and try to create the most inexpensive structure as well as the most sturdy.  The designs today were very interesting and I look forward to their designs tomorrow!